Public Education

Professional Workshop On Bereavement Counselling For Older Adults


Date: November 2 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Social Sciences Function Room, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Language: Cantonese

Bereavement is a common issue faced by many older adults. It is important that the helping professionals working with the elderly population are able to offer the necessary bereavement support for those older people who have lost their beloved ones. The objective of this workshop is to enhance the participants’ competence in working with the bereaved people. In this workshop, the participants will gain basic knowledge and understanding regarding the general grief reactions, processes and the basic intervention approaches in bereavement counselling. The concepts of complicated grief, the assessment of risk factors as well as the equipment of self-competence in death work would also be introduced.

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